Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student

  • Application Deadline: 2022 Application is closed 

    Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship applications are now available. 500 four-year awards will be given, ranging from $1000 to $15000 per year. Eligible students will be seniors with financial needs, demonstrated leadership, and scholarships or academic achievement. Information is available in the counseling office and students can apply online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Currently not accepting applications

    A one-time scholarship of $1,000; senior must demonstrate a strong commitment to community service and display leadership abilities through activities or work experience; must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; financial need; interested students should apply online Here.

    For information: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/

College Peas Standout Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: No deadline for current round, can still apply 

    $400.00 scholarship available to any student grades 9-12 who intend to enroll in a four-year college; must have a 2.0 GPA or higher and complete the essay on an assigned topic. Apply at www.collegepeas.com/money/.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: January 3

    Open to seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. Students should have demonstrated leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Recipients recieve a $10,000 renewable scholarship. Apply at www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships.


Tennessee Concrete Association Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: January 7 

    Open to students age 16-18; must complete an essay on an assigned topic; state level winners receive $250 and compete nationally for awards of $2,000-$5,000, information available in the counseling office or on your Counseling Canvas course.

Annual Xi State Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: Submission to Mrs. McCorkle by January 8; Final submission dealine is January 10

    Open to students in grades 9-12; must complete an essay on the assigned topic. $300 cash prize for first place, $200.00 for second place and $100.00 for third place. DCHS may submit four entries for our school. Please submit your essays to Ms. McCorkle by email by December 6. Essays will be reviewed by the scholarship committee and the four selected entered by the December 8 deadline.

American Legion Oratorical Contest


    Submission Deadline: January 9

    Open to students in grades 9-12; must prepare an oration of no less than 8 minutes and no more than 10 minutes about an assigned topic. State winner receives $2,000 in scholarship awards and goes on to compete nationally for up to $25,000. Information at www.tennesseelegion.org and applications available in the counseling office. 


Ron Brown Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: January 9

    Open to African-American seniors; U.S. Citizens; must have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership ability, and participation in community activities and leadership; award is $10,000 renewable and applications are available in the counseling office.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 12

    Open to Minority Seniors; based on academic merit, leadership and community service; ACT of 21 or higher; $7,500 award. Apply at www.jackierobinson.org.

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

  • Submission Deadline: January 14

    Sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

    Open to students in grades 9-12 whose parents are not employed by John Hancock Financial Services. Students must compose an original essay of less than 1,000 words that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. First-place winner receives a $10,000 cash award. Second place winner receives $3,000 cash, five finalists receive $1,000 each, and eight semifinalists receive $500 each. All students must register online at www.jfklibrary.org and the essay can be submitted online or via regular mail. Deadline is January 15. For futher details see Ms. McCorkle.

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 15

    Open to seniors; must be US citizen; must be planning a career in government; Five one-time $5,000 scholarships will be awarded; apply on-line at www.gwcf.org or by mailing completed application postmarked no later than January 15. 

JCAHBA Achievement Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 15


    Open to Seniors currently residing in Carter, Johnson, Unicoi or Washington Counties; must enroll in a full time business industry related curriculum such as construction management, architect, interior design, engineering, drafting, surveyor, plumbing, or electrical at a trade school, community college or a 4-year program in Tennessee. Award is one time and the amount varies.

National Beta Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: January 20

    Open to seniors who are members of the National Beta Club; 250 scholarships, ranging in value from $1,000 to $15,000 are awarded; Selection is based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, commendable character, school and community service, and participation in National Beta activities. Application opens November 1 and the deadline is January 25. For more information visit, www.betaclub.org/scholarship.


East Tennessee Engineering Associations Council Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 21

    Open to seniors who plan to study engineering; selection criteria based on school activities, honor, & employment; GPA; Essay; Minimum ACT--Math-29, English-25; award is $1,000-$2,000; applications in the counseling office.

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

TN Elks Association Trade Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 28

    Open to seniors who will be pursue a career/technical program such as welding, construction, millwright, etc. Must have a 3.0 GPA or a 20 or higher on the ACT; preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need; students should complete a portfolio including a 400 word essay explaining why they have chosen their trade as a career, letters of recommendation, and awards and pictorials applicable to their career path. The scholarship is a one time, $1,500 award. See your counselor for more information or go to www.tnelks.org

American Red Cross Bloodstock Winter Scholarship Program

  • Project Completion Date:  January 31

    Open to seniors who host a blood drive between December 15 & January 15; students who collect at least 35 units of blood will be entered into a regional drawing for a $1,000 college scholarship; more information is available in the counseling office and applications can be found at www.redcrossblood.org .

TN State DAR Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 31st

    A $2,500 scholarship ($1,250 in the fall semester, $1,250 in the spring semester) is granted to a graduating senior who will be attending an accredited U.S. college/university granting a degree.  This may be a nursing school or junior college, but not a vocational school.  A 150 to 300-word essay is required, transcripts, resume, and two letters of recommendation from a minister, scout leader, employer, or educator.  

    All scholarship applicants must be sponsored by a Tennessee DAR Chapter.

DAR General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 31

    Open to seniors with a GPA of 4.0; Student will be awarded $5,000 renewable for four years. Go to www.dar.org for information and to apply. DAR has several other scholarships available for students pursuing degrees in nursing, political science, economics, history, occupational/physical therapy, and others, so please check their site for application information.

Elks Nursing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 15

    Open to seniors who plan to study nursing; award amount varies and is based on academic achievements, community service, and financial need. Students can get applications in the counseling office or at www.TNELKS.org.

D. Fred & Marian L. Bovie Technical Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 15

    Open to seniors with a 2.8 GPA or higher; must be pursuing a minimum two-year degree in welding, attending full or part time; must be a U.S. citizen. The scholarship is $2,000, renewable. Applications are available in the counseling office.

East Tennessee Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: February 15

    East TN Foundation now has a common application for many of their foundation scholarships. Seniors should complete the application by February 15. Based on entries on their application, seniors will be matched and entered into competition for all scholarships that matche the eligibility criteria. Apply online at http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/scholarships-grants/scholarships/how-to-apply.  A few of the scholarships require a stand alone application and that can be found on this page as well.

HSF/General College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 15

    Open to seniors of Hispanic heritage with a 3.0 GPA or higher; enrolling in a two- or four-year college. Apply at www.hsf.net.

James K. Goldston INFOSEC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 15th

    Open to Seniors in the East TN Foundation 25-county service area pursuing undergraduate programs of study with a National Security Agency-approved Information Security (INFOSEC) curriculum or computer engineering, computer science, cyber science, information security; one time $1,700 award. For information and applications visit www.easttennesseefoundation.org.

Josey Baker Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 15


    Open to graduating seniors in Northeast Tennessee or Southwest Virginia with a 3.0 GPA interested in an agirculture or construction-related area. Must be enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year college or university, or an applied technology, vocational program, or trade school. Financial need is preferred, but not required. This is a one-time $1,000 award. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/scholarships-grants/scholarships/how-to-apply

Cherish the Child Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 15th

    Open to Seniors who were served by Smokey Mountain Children's Home as a resident or as a foster care participant. This is sponsored by the East TN Foundation and is a one-time, $2,200 - $4,400 award. Apply online at www.easttennesseefoundation.org.

Barbara G. Kirkpatrick Scholarship

Second Presbyterian Church, Knoxville 200th Anniversary Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 15th

    Open to seniors who will be attending Maryville College or the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Must be full-time enrolled and pursuing a four-year degree; must complete an essay describing involvement in applicant's own faith community or general community service: financial need may be considered; One time award of up to $5,700 but students will have the opportunity to re-apply for subsequent years. Apply at http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/receive/scholarships/how_to_apply.aspx.


Ned McWherter Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: February 15

    Seniors planning to attend college in TN, 3.5 GPA, top 5%, ACT (29) - $3,000 to $6,000 per year for 4 years (50-55 in TN); apply at www.TN.gov/collegepays

Society of Professional Journalists Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: Feb. 19

    Open to students in grades 9-12; Must submit original work and have a sponsoring teacher sign the contest entry form. Essay should be 300-500 words, typed or hand-written, double-spaced. Essay topic is "Why must journalists strive to improve diversity and representation in both their coverage and in their newsrooms, and how might this happen?" Submit online at www.jea.org/home/awards-honors/high-school-essay-contest/.  Awards in the amounts of $1000, $500, and $300 will be given. 

TN Grocers Association Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: February 28


    • Those eligible to apply are high school seniors, college freshman, sophomores and juniors who are either:
      • Children or spouses of full-time employees of companies that are members of TGCSA.  The employee must have been employed for at least two years as of January 1 of the year in which scholarships are awarded.
      • Part-time employees of companies that are members of TGCSA. The student must have been employed for at least six months as of January 1 of the year in which scholarships are awarded.
    • Two types of TGEF Scholarships are awarded.
      • One-year awards ranging from $500 to $1,800 for graduating high school seniors and college students who are children of full-time employees or part-time student employees. 
      • There are also a number of special one and four-year scholarships of varying amounts that are awarded. Winners of one-year awards may reapply each year if they continue to be employed by firms that are members of TGCSA.
    • Most awards may be used at any accredited non-profit college or university in the United States.  A scholarship recipient may transfer from one college to another and retain the award.
    • For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.tgefonline.org/scholarships.html

Nitro College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 28


    A $2,000 scholarship is open to all seniors. You must have a GPA of at least 2.5 to apply. For more information and to apply, visit click here.

Bridging the Dream Scholarship

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 1

    Open to Seniors planning to enter a four-year accredited college or university. Students complete an autobiography and write a 1,200-1,500 word essay that answers the following questions:

    • How has Alzheimer's disease changed or impacted your life?
    • What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer's disease?

    AFA will award a $5,000 scholarship to the grand prize winner, a $2,500 award to first runner-up, and $1,500 to second runner-up. For information and an application visit www.afateens.org.

American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year

  • Application Deadline: March 1

    Open to Boy Scouts who have received the distinction of Eagle Scout; is an active member of his religious institution and received the Boy Scout religious emblem; have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, scouting and community; be at least 15 years old. One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded in Tennessee. Every eligible applicant will receive a $25 check. Applications are available in the counseling office.

American Welding Society District Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 1

    Scholarship covers cost of tuition, books, supplies, and related institutional costs and is open to high school graduates enrolled in a welding-related program. Applicants are not required to be a member of the American Welding Society. Applications available at www.aws.org.

Junior League of Johnson City Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 1

    Open to senior girls graduating from a Tri-Cities area school; must be attending a 4-year local university (King, ETSU, Milligan, Tusculum, Kingsport Higher Education Center); have demonstrated outstanding extracurricular involvement and volunteer commitment to the community; have 3.0 GPA or higher. A one-time scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded at the JLJC end-of-year dinner meeting. Applications are available in the counseling office.

EEqual Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 1st

    EEqual is a youth-run non-profit that has a program designed to cover the tuition cost for higher education for high school seniors experiencing extreme poverty or homelessness. To apply, students must have a minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA, have succeeded in spite of poverty or homelessness, have participated in activities that are helpful to others, and have demonstrated financial need. More information can be found at https://eequal.org/scholarships/

Sahli-Woodall Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: March 1

    Open to Seniors who are planning on majoring in education; there are four different scholarship opportunities available on this website, one for sons or daughters of TEA members, one for minority students interested in education, one for FTA members, and one as a general scholarship for students interested in education. All awards are $1,000. Apply at www.teateachers.org.


Stan & Thelma Plumlee Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: Received by March 8

    4-Year College Scholarship valued at $8000.00 for seniors who live in a manufactured or modular home, work in the manufactured or Modular Housing Industry, or has a relative who works in the manufactured or modular home industry. Applications available in the counseling office or at www.tnmha.net.

United Southeast Federal Credit Union Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 11th

    Open to seniors who are members of United Southeast Federal Credit Union; Five $1,000 one-time scholarships will be awarded; Selection is based on financial need, GPA of 2.5 or higher, and service to community, school, and church. Applications are available in the counseling office and should be mailed and postmarked no later than March 11th.


Washington County Ruritan Hal Bullen Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 12

    Open to seniors; must have demonstrated academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, community service, and financial need; a one time award of $500 is given; applications available in the counseling office and should be returned by March 12 to meet the school submission deadline of March 16.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 15th

    The Horatio Alger Association is pleased to be accepting applications from high school seniors and juniors for the Horatio Alger Scholarship.
    Senior Eligibility:
    Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior interesting in attending one of the specific, eligible colleges/universities; Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree; Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required and/or demonstrate Pell eligibility); Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (check individual programs for GPA requirements), and be a United States citizen
    Junior Eligibility:
    Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States; Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution); Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required); Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, and; be a United States citizen
    Applications must be completed online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/ and are due by March 15th.

Shell Associates Degree Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: March 15

    Open to seniors who will be enrolled full-time or part-time in a two-year program in:

    • Process/Production Technology
    • Petroleum Technology
    • Compressor/Compression Technology
    • Electrical/Electronics Technology
    • Industrial Maintenance Technology
    • Instrumentation/Analyzer Technology
    • Machinist/Mechanical Technology

    Students should have a 2.5 GPA or higher; award amount is $2,200; apply at https://www.shell.us/careers/about-careers-at-shell/shell-graduate-program/scholarships.html


Jeff Woods Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 15

    Open to seniors; Applicants may apply annually as long as a GPA of 2.0 or higher is maintained; Applicant will be considered on the following points: Financial need based on family's gross income, how the scholarship will benefit the applicant (short essay), and recommendations by teachers/staff of applicant. Award is $500. Scholarships will be awarded prior to April 30th. Pick up application in the counseling office. 

Spirit of Anne Frank Award

  • Applicaton Deadline: March 17 

    Open to Seniors who are community leaders and have been accepted to a four-year college. The winning applicant receives a $10,000 scholarship. The award recognizes students who exemplify the commitment, ideals and courage that Anne Frank represents today. For more information or to apply visit www.annefrank.com.


Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 20th


    Eligibility Requirements

    Female high school senior or graduate; Applicants may submit applications before graduating from high school or receiving a GED.

     Enrolled or enrolling in a college or university in any of the following Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

     Enrolled or enrolling in an accredited higher education institution

     Minimum GPA requirements: cumulative: 2.5 and major: 3.0 (must be maintained)

     Full-time or part-time (at least 6 hours per semester) enrollment in at least 2 consecutive academic terms.

     Degree being pursued in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Automotive Field. Interest in considering or already pursuing a career in an automotive-related field.

     Applications must be sent by mail, postmarked prior to the deadline.

    Go to https://www.southernautomotivewomen.org/scholarship-application/ to apply.


Society of Automotive Engineers Scholarship Program

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund

  • Application Deadline: March 24th

    Offers a scholarship program for civilian employees of the federal government and postal workers; scholarships are from $1,000 to $5,000; students must have a 3.0 GPA; applications are available from January to March each year. www.feea.org 

    Deadline is March 24th at 3:00 pm

Diabetes Scholars Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Received by March 27

    Open to seniors with Type 1 Diabetes seeking higher education at an accredited four-year university, college, technical, or trade school. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Applications are available at www.diabetesscholars.org.

Regions: Hampton Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 30 to Ms. McCorkle; Final application for selected nominee is April 15

    Open to seniors in the Top 10% of their class who have financial need; $1,500 renewable award. Complete form to be considered; scholarship committee will select one nomineed from the submitted forms to complete the applciation as the DCHS nominee.

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: March 31

    Open to seniors who plan to enroll in a two or four-year school: GPA between 2.5 and 3.20; be a US Citizen; demonstrate financial need. 50 awards of $2,500 will be given and are renewable for one additional year. Apply online only at https://www.statefarm.com/retirees/foundation-scholarship-program


Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

Pro-To Club Incentive Award

  • Deadline: April 1

    Open to seniors; have a GPA of 2.5 or higher; submit completed application including essay. Applications in the counseling office.

MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: April 1 

    Award of a varying amount given to seniors who are dependent children of soldiers on active duty, retired, or deceased while in active or retired status; Minimum GPA of 2.0; apply at www.aerhq.org.

AFSA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 1

    Open to Seniors who are U.S. Citizens or legal residents; Winners are not based on financial need; Relatives of AFSA staff or board may not enter. Students read the required "Fire Sprinkler Essay" and complete a ten-question, multiple-choice test on that essay. Students receive one entry per correct answer on the test for a drawing for a $2,000 scholarship (up to 10 entries). Students may only take the test one time. For application and information visit https://www.afsascholarship.org/.

National Peace Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: April 4th

    Open to students in grades 9-12; must complete an essay on an assigned topic; winners receive $2,500 cash prize, an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to meet the US Department of State and a full-tuition paid voyage on Semester at Sea; topic and information available at www.usip.org/npec.

Appalachian Fair Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 10

    Open to seniors who have participated in the Appalachian Fair within the last two years. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, provide three letters of reference, and write a short essay. Two $500 awards will be given. Applications are available in the counseling office. 

    Application forms can also be obtained by calling the Fair Office at (423) 477-3211, e-mailing a request to appfair@gmail.com, or downloading a form at www.appalachianfair.com.

Believing In Home Ownership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 15th

    Open to seniors who complete a 500 word essay on "What Home Ownership Means to Me;" Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. There will be no more than one winner from any high school. Winners will be asked to notify the Bristol TN/VA Association of REALTORS about their High Schools Award Day to receive their scholarship certificate only. Applications are available in the counseling office.

International Society of Scratchboard Artists Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 15


    ISSA celebrates student creativity and excellence in art by awarding $500 scholarships to two applicants who have a passion for art, have created at least two works in scratchboard and meet the requirements listed below.

    Qualifications to Enter: Applicants must be one of the following:

    • A full-time Junior or Senior in good standing in high school High School Juniors picked as winners will not receive the scholarship money until they provide a college acceptance letter and final transcript in their senior year.

    • A full-time Freshman or Sophomore in good standing in an accredited university or community college

    • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, transcript required • Provide a letter of recommendation from an art instructor

    • Write a 1000-word essay describing your qualifications and reasons for applying

    • Submit 6 current works of art created by the applicant (completed in past 24 months) including a minimum of 2 scratchboard works in the portfolio. More than two works in scratchboard welcome and encouraged.

    Note: High school students must provide an acceptance letter to a university/community college. College students must provide proof of continued enrollment for the upcoming year.

    Details and online applications are available at Scratchboardsociety.org/resources/student-scholarship/ Application Deadline: April 15th, 2022. Awards will be announced on or before May 15, 2022. In addition to the $500 scholarship, recipients will receive a one-year Associate membership in ISSA. The names of the recipients will be published in the ISSA Newsletter, on our website, and on our Facebook page. Individuals are only eligible to win this award one time. However, applicants may apply each year. They are eligible if they were not selected in a previous year.

Jonesborough Ruritan Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15

    Open to Seniors; must have demonstrated academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, community service & financial need. One $600 scholarship will be awarded. This amount may also be matched by the following colleges/universities: Milligan, Tusculum: Carson-Newman and Maryville. Applications are available in the counseling office and may be mailed (postmarked no later than April 12), return to location on applilcation or given to Ms. McCorkle by April 15.

Student-View Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: April 23

    Open to seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school. Students complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in the area. The scholarship is awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The scholarship winners will be announced in May. Awards are as follows: one $4,000, two $1,000 and eight $500 scholarships. Go to www.student-view.com to complete the survey.

Tennessee Electronic Security Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 29th

    Scholarship is presented to children of Law Enforcement or Fire personnel. A parent must be a full-time active duty employee of a police or sheriff's dept. or a full-time paid or volunteer member of a fire dept. The winner will receive $1,000 and will be automatically entered into the ESA National Scholarship Award of First Place: $12,000 & Second Place: $4,000.

    Apply at https://esaweb.org/programs/youth-scholarship/ysapply/ or pick up an application in the counseling office.

CHS Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: April 30th

    Open to seniors pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field or students pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field of study with an interest in agriculture or energy-related careers will be considered; Awards of $1,000 will be given to 100 recipients; apply online at https://www.chsfoundation.org/scholarships.

    Scholarships are accepted from March 1st - April 30th

AMVETS Scholarship Programs

  • Application Deadline: April 30

    AMVETS offers two different scholarship programs open to seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must have been a child or grandchild of a veteran, demonstrating academic promise & financial need. Winners must agree to allow AMVETS to publicize winning information. A $1,000 renewable award will be given for each scholarship.

    • AMVETS National Scholarship Program-above criteria
    • AMVETS JROTC National Scholarship Program-above criteria plus active JROTC cadet

    Applications for Spring will be accepted from February 22nd through April 30th, 2022. Fall applications will be accepted from July 19th through September 24th, 2022.

    Applications available online at http://amvets.org/scholarships/

ASHRAE High School Senior Schoalrships

Get a Spine Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: May 2nd


    A $500 award for students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and who are attending a college or university in the Fall 2021 term. You can be enrolled in any field of study. For more information and to apply, click here

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: May 4th


    Seniors that are interested in majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related science life field and will be 18 years old by August 10th, 2022 are eligible to apply for this scholarship. There is one $10,000 award and five $5,000 awards. For more information and to apply, click here.

Impact Scholarship for Black Students

  • Application Deadline: May 11th


    This $2550 scholarship will be awarded to a Black student who excels at dreaming big and starting small while building their vision for the future. Strong candidates will be extremely ambitious, driven, and talented. Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply. For more information and to apply visit https://bold.org

Make A Difference Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: May 15

    Open to seniors who have been accepted to a 2 or 4-year college or university in Tennessee; GPA of at least 3.0; 500-750 word essay. Two students will be awarded a $1,000 award each. Winner will be announced on June 1. Apply at https://www.mitchgrissim.com/make-a-difference-scholarship/.

Review It Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: May 15

    Open to seniors; GPA of 2.5 or higher; planning to attend a US college or university; any major is acceptable; must submit your movie review no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline. $1,000 award. Apply online at http://www.chiureviews.com


National Healthcare Heroes Grant for Nurses

Glascow Theatre Company Arts Scholarship

  • Deadline: Received by May 22

    Open to seniors planning to major in the performing arts; $500 one time award; applications are available in the counseling office.

Mitsui USA Scholarships in TN Program

  • Application Deadline: May 31

    Open to globally-minded seniors enrolling in a four-year public college or university within the State of TN's Board of Regents or University of TN systems. Students should have demonstrated academic merit, personal &/or career interests in multi-cultural and international affairs, an apptitude for foreign language study, and involvlement in community & leadership roles. Four $5,000 freshman-year scholarships will be awarded. Apply at www.jastn.org or pick up an applicaiton in the counseling office.

PB & J Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: May 31


    Open to high school seniors attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the U.S. that have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically. Scholarship amount is $500 - $1,000. Learn more at https://pbjscholarship.org/

SP High School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: May 31st


    To be eligible for this $10,000 award, you must be a high school student planning on attending a college in the US in the Fall 2021 semester. To apply, click here.

Equal Justice Scholarships

Girls Impact the World Scholarship Awards

  • Application Deadline: June 1


    The ConnectHER Film Festival is an international youth competition that welcomes short films about issues that impact women and girls. Applicants must be younger than 25 and must be enrolled in high school or an undergraduate program. For more information on submission criteria and topics, click here

Tennessee Future Leaders Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 1

    Open to seniors; One time scholarship worth $1,000; Short essay (500 words) explaining how you are involved in your community through leadership and service. Scholarship will be awarded July 1st. Apply at https://www.johnbarneslaw.com/tennessee-scholarship/

PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 5

    $2,000 will be awarded to selected student to help cover education-related expenses.

    One student will be chosen from the applicant pool and will be awarded based on the strength of their written essay.

    To be eligible:

    • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
    • Be enrolled (or accepted with plans to attend) a college or university in the United States at the date of the award.
    • Be in a field of study related to science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), economics, or business.

    Apply at https://pixelplex.io/scholarship/


Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 12

    Open to seniors who understand, appreciate, and exemplify Bruce Lee's passion for education as well as his qualities of honest expression, forward thought, self-exploration, and assertiveness. Apply at www.bruceleefoundation.org.

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 15

    Open to seniors enrolling in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program, demonstrated financial need who are Pell Grant eligible, US citizens; Award is up to $2500; apply online at application.horatioalger.org


BigSun Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 19

    Open to seniors involved in school or community sports; must complete essay on assigned topic.  Award is $500. Apply at www.bigsunathletics.com.

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 30


    Open to female students in grades 11 or 12 who have participated in a state-level competition. 50 awards are given for various amounts. For more information and to apply online at  http://tn.distinguishedyw.org/.


Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: June 30

    Applicants must currently be in their senior year of high school, a high school graduate, or a currently enrolled undergraduate student and under the age of 26. Applicants must also be one of the following:

    • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has become permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident.
    • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been killed in action.
    • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA).

    Applications can be found and submitted online at www.FAScholarship.com

Huggable Scholarship

  • Submission Deadline: June 30 and December 31

    Open to seniors who have been raised by a single mom, are a single mom themselves or have been greatly impacted by a single mom. Complete the online application including a 500-1000 word essay. Applicants should have a "tremendous passion and drive for big dreams, where winning the scholarship would bring them meaningfully closer to achieving their goals." The award for high school applicants is $1,000 and there are two opportunities each year in June and December. Apply at https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/the-huggable-supermom-scholarship.

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: July 1

    Open to seniors who are current or former high school athletes or who will be playing college sports; must complete a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you learned through sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education; one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded; email all applications materials to scholarships@athleticscholarships.net by 12:00 pm PST on June 1. 

    What to Include

    • Your Full Name
    • Email Address
    • Post Address
    • University
    • Intended Major
    • Year to Graduate College
    • Phone Number
    • Brief Personal Bio
    • Your Essay

Gen & Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: July 31 

    Open to students in grades 9-12; $1,000 scholarship awarded based on a personal statement; students can apply at http://www.genkellyscholarship.com/.

UEW Healthcare Scholarship

  • Deadline: July 31,2018

    Open to all seniors with special consideration to those pursuing a home healthcare career; A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Apply at https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application.


Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: August 26

    Open to seniors who plan to study automotive technology or hospitality and tourism, exhibit good character and are in good standing at their school.Winner will receive a one-time award of $2,088 that may be used for tuition, books, supplies, on-campus housing, or any other education-related expenses. Applications must be emailed to BMScommunications@bristolmotorspeedway.com by 11:59 p.m., Friday, August 26. 

American Red Cross Bloodstock Summer Scholarship Program

  • Project Completion Date: August 31

    Open to seniors who host a blood drive between May 1 & August 31; students who collect at least 35 units of blood will be entered into a regional drawing for a $1,000 college scholarship; students who collect at least 50 units of blood will be entered into a drawing for a $2,000 scholarship. More information is available in the counseling office and applications can be found at www.redcrossblood.org.

Michael L. Sharp Scholarship-Washington County Cattlemen's Association

  • Application Deadline: September 1

    Seniors who are current residents of Washington County; applicant or family member must be a current member of the Washington County Cattlemen's Association (if not a $10 fee is required with application); must be enrolled in FFA and/or 4-H; have an agricultural background or pursuing an agricultural field of study; 2.5 GPA; show participation in Cattle Producers, 4-H, FFA, scholastic performance, leadership abilities, community involvement; have financial need; $500 award; applications available in the counseling office.

Gates Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: September 15

    Minority seniors with GPA of 3.3 or higher; demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities; meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility. Amount varies based on unmet financial need of the student. Apply at www.gmsp.org.

National Foundation for Women Legislators Essay Contest

TN Economic Council on Women Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: September 30

    One time $1,000 scholarship given to a senior girl with demonstrated academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community activities, and financial need; Applications must be completed on at www.womenseconomicfoundation.org.

United States Senate Youth Program

  • Application Deadline: October 15

    Open to Juniors or Seniors who are student government leaders or elected leaders of student organizations; complete exam given by the counselor; complete essays; school-level winner selected by committee for submission to state competition. $5,000 award. Applications are available in the counseling office.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

  • Application Deadline : October 31  


    • Awards 50 four-year $20,000 scholarships and 200 four-year $10,000 scholarships for use at accredited colleges and universities within the US.
    • Rewards leadership and excellence as exemplified through academic achievement and extracurricular activities, including commitment to community service.
    • Available beginning in August as an electronic application.
    • Applications must be submitted by October 31 of the senior year to qualify.


    • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the US.
    • US Citizens; US Nationals; US Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Paroles.
    • Seniors anticipating completion of a high school diploma during the academic year in which application is made.
    • Seniors planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution.
    • Seniors carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.


    • Children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.

    Apply at https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

VFW Voice of Democracy Competition

  • Application Deadline: October 31

    Open to students in grades 9-12; complete essay and recording of that essay for submission to the competition; awards go up to $30,000 at the national level; information available in the counseling office or at www.vfw.org.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

  • Application Deadline: November 4

    Student must have demonstrated exemplary, self-initiated community service; each state winner receives $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. https://spirit.prudential.com/



Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

  • Application Deadline: December 17 (Closed until fall 2022)

    Open to seniors entering college in the Fall; GPA of 3.0 or higher; involved in high school sports or community-based sports. 20 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Apply online at https://footlockerscholarathletes.squarespace.com/

Fire: Free Speech Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: December 31 

    Open to juniors and seniors; students must submit an essay between 700 - 900 words on the provided topic; One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing. FIRE will accept essay entries from August 1 to December  31. Winners will be notified by February 15. Visit www.thefire.org/contest to enter. 

  • Scholarships arranged by application deadline. General scholarships, TN Hope Scholarship information, and scholarships for specific institutions like ETSU, Northeast State, etc. are listed near bottom.

My Dream Job Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: December 31

    Open to everyone 18 years of age or older; Any college, university, associates program, junior college, vocational school, or high school students; Must be U.S. resident; 500 words or less essay explaining what your dream job would be and why; $1,000 award. Essay should be submitted by email (no attachments; send in body of the email) to scholarship@zippia.com with the subject line: "My Dream Job Scholarship Contest Entry". Winners will be announced January 2022. Additional essay information can be found at https://www.zippia.com/research/scholarship/

Burger King Scholars Program

SeniorAdvisor.com:Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: December 31

    Open to seniors seeking a 2- or 4-year degree; must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the questions: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. More details can be found at https://www.tun.com/blog/the-future-of-assisted-living-scholarship/.  Deadline is December 31.

Tennessee Hope Scholarship

  • Award amount - $3,500 for the first 2 years and then increases to $4,500 for the last 2 years at a 4-year institutions (and 2-year schools offering on-campus housing); $3,000 for 2-year institutions (no more than cost of attendance)

    • Entering freshmen must have a minimum of a 21 ACT (980 SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests OR
    • Overall weighted minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA)
    • Home School graduates - minimum 21 ACT (980 SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests
    • GED Applicants - minimum 525 and 21 ACT (980 SAT), exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests
    • If a student ceases to be eligible for HOPE, except for GAMS and HOPE Access Grant, the student may regain HOPE, one-time only.

    Lottery Scholarship at a Glance:

Specific University Scholarships

  • Seniors interested in the following colleges/universities should see Ms. McCorkle about specific scholarship information:

    • Berea College
    • Carson-Newman University
    • Centre College
    • Davidson College
    • Drexel University
    • University of Tennessee Chattanooga
    • Lipscomb University
    • Gardner-Webb University
    • Georgia Tech University
    • James Madison University
    • Johnson & Wales University
    • Kettering University
    • Marist College
    • Pace University
    • Rochester Institute of Technology
    • University of Cincinnati
    • University of Miami
    • University of Toledo
    • Wentworth Institute of Technology
    • Universal Technical Institute

ETSU Academic Performance Scholarship (APS)

  • Guaranteed APS

    Entering freshmen with an ACT score of 25 or SAT score of 1240 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher will be offered a Guaranteed APS. The Awards are as follows;

    • Presidential-ACT 30 and GPA 3.9=$5,000 per year
    • Provost-ACT 27 and GPA 3.5=$4,000 per year
    • Deans-ACT 26 and GPA 3.5=$3,000 per year
    • Academic Service-ACT 25 and GPA 3.5 $2,000

    To be eligible, students must complete the admissions application process, including submission of the application for admission, application fee, high school transcript, and ACT/SAT scores by March 1.




ETSU-Balanced Man Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: August 8

    Are you an incoming East Tennessee State University student who believes in the ideals of having a Sound Mind and Sound Body? Are you looking for a scholarship that recognizes your achievements inside and outside of the classroom? Sigma Phi Epsilon is awarding three $500 scholarships and one $1000 scholarship to first-year students who are enrolled for the Fall 2022 Semester.

    There is no requirement to join or affiliate with the fraternity to win the scholarships.  The application deadline is August 8, 2022 -- it only takes 15 minutes to apply now!

     Applications are available in the counseling office & at https://etsu.sigep.org/bms/.

ETSU-Basler Incentive Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 31

    • A $2,000-$5,000 renewable scholarship for seniors seeking a B.S. degree from the Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying and Digital Media at ETSU; students must have financial needs.

    Application information in the counseling office or interested students may obtain an application packet by calling 423. 439.7813 or emailing Dr. Moin Uddin (uddinm@etsu.edu). Online application. Completed packets must be received and postmarked by March 31.

    More information: https://www.etsu.edu/cbat/applieddesign/scholarships.php

ETSU Roan Scholars Program

  • Nomination Packet Deadline: October 18

    Highly competitive, full scholarship opportunity for ETSU; nomination packet completed and returned to Mrs. McCorkle to be considered; two students selected by the nominating committee and nominated by the principal based on academic achievements, ACT scores, extra-curricular activities, and sports participation. Students who would like to be considered for nomination should see their counselor.

    More information: https://roanscholars.org/

    The application for the Roan Class of 2026 closed on Monday, October 18, 2021. Check back during summer 2022 for information on applications for the Class of 2027.

Middle Tennessee State University


    Seniors interested in Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) with an ACT of 25 and a GPA of 3.5 or higher should ask Ms. McCorkle about the MTSU Honors College, the Buchanan Fellowship, and other scholarships available to them. MTSU also offers a Biology Department scholarship to incoming freshmen majoring in Biology. It is based on an exam that will be given on April 5. For more information, contact Mrs. McCorkle or the following website:https://www.mtsu.edu/honors/

Milligan College Betty Goah Scholars Program

  • Priority Deadline: December 1

    To be considered for this program, applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent residence
    • Be a traditional undergraduate residential student (must live on campus)
    • Be a first-time student at Milligan College
    • Complete Milligan application process and be offered acceptance
    • Complete Betty Goah Scholars Program application and interview process, including an essay describing how you believe your diverse background has shaped who you are and how those life experiences will enrich and enhance the diversity of the Milligan College community. Priority Deadline: December 1
    • Meet academic qualifications: Minimum 21 ACT or 980 SAT and 3.0 GPA
    • Selection criteria include academic performance; character; commitment to service and leadership; ability to enrich and enhance the diversity of the Milligan College Community and the education experience of all students
    • Interview by Goah Scholarship Committee required

    The scholarship program provides full-tuition.


Nashville Auto-Diesel College

  • Students wishing to apply for scholarships at NADC need to attend a Fall National Scholarship Testing Day. The dates are September 12 and October 10. Following testing, NADC will award one full tuition scholarship, one half tuition scholarship, three $8000 tuition scholarships, five $5000 tuition scholarships, and ten $3000 tuition scholarships to students entering during the summer of 2010. Students may register for the testing event by calling 1-800-228-6232 or e-mail openhouse@nadcedu.com. Questions and further information available from Ms. McCorkle.

NES-Educational Access & Diversity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: June 1

    Available to seniors who meet 2 of the 4 following criteria:

    • First generation college student
    • Minority student
    • Have a family income of $36,000 or less
    • Are residents of Johnson or Unicoi county

    The student will be awarded up to $400 per semester. Must appy online at www.northeaststate.edu.

Tenn Tech University-Balanced Man Scholarship


    Application Deadline: September 9

    Open to senior boys who will be attending Tennessee Tech University; sponsored by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity this scholarship embodies the belief that a man should be a scholar, a gentleman, and an athlete. The selection will be based on the application, interviews, and through recruitment events in the fall. Two awards of $500-$250 will be given. Applications are available in the counseling office.


Tusculum College

  • Application Deadline: March 1

    Tusculum Trustee Honor Scholar offers a full-tuition scholarship to two incoming freshmen. Students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, ACT of 25 or higher, rank in the top 10% of their class, Complete the general application and the Trustee Honor Application, complete an essay, and provide two letters of recommendation. Finalists will be invited to campus for a personal interview as well. Application deadline is March 1.


University of TN-Chattanooga

  • Application Deadline: February 1

    The Westbrook Scholarship for Chemistry and Physics is open to seniors who will be attending UTC. Studentst must have completed a high school course in chemistry or physics win an A or B; have a GPA of 3.5 or above; 26 or higher on the ACT; and be majoring in chemistry or physics at UTC. Financial need will be considered. As many as seven renewable scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $14,00 each. Application must be submitted online, as well as two letters of recommendation (emailed). To apply go to the UTC Chemistry and Physics Website and follow the Scholarships link. www.utc.edu/chemistry-physics/


University of TN-Chattanooga

  • Application Deadline: February 15

    The Grote Scholarship is for students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and STEM Education. Students should have a 3.5 GPA and at least a 26 on the ACT. It is a $3,000 renewable scholarship. Application deadline is February 15. Apply at www.utc.edu/chemistry/student-info/scholarships-grote.php. 

UTK-Balanced Man Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 1

    Open to Senior Boys who have been accepted to UTK; applications evaluated on four areas: Being a leader, scholar, athlete, and a gentleman. This scholarship is sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon, but there is no obligation for winners to join Sigma Phi Epsilon or any other fraternity at UT. Award amounts are $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second, and $500 for third place. See Ms. McCorkle for applications.

University of Tennessee Knoxville-Haslam Scholars and UT Honors

  • Application Deadline: November 1

    Program Comparison


      Haslam Scholars Chancellor’s Honors Leadership Honors 1794 Scholars
    Program Tenets Cohort Model
    Community of Learners
    Research & Scholarship
    Cultural Awareness
    Social Justice
    Intellectual Curiosity
    Social Responsibility
    Global & Cultural Awareness
    Research & Scholarship
    Critical Reflection
    Cohort Model
    Personal Development
    Leadership and Ethics
    Social & Cultural Awareness
    Academic Engagement
    Global & Cultural Awareness
    Campus Involvement
    Volunteer Spirit
    Yearly Admission 15 350 125 300
    Length of Program 4 years 4 years 4 years 2 years
    Admission First-year incoming students First-year incoming students,
    sophomores and transfer students
    First-year incoming students First-year incoming students
    Qualifying HSGPA 4.00 4.00 4.00 3.80
    Qualifying ACT 31 31 31 28
    Courses HSP Exclusively Designed
    Curriculum Sequence
    Foreign Language
    First-year Honors Writing
    5 interdisciplinary honors
    Honors track of the
    Leadership Studies Minor
    University Honors 101
    International or Cultural
    Cohort Study Abroad Ready for the World
    Leadership Experience
    Access to Honors Study
    Abroad Programs
    Capstone Project or
    research/capstone sequence
    research/capstone sequence
    Leadership Capstone Project 1794 Scholars Capstone Project
    Living and Learning
    First-year Required Optional First-year Required Optional
    Community Service 30 hours/year +
    25 hours/year 25 hours/year 6 hours/semester
    Student Engagement Friday Faculty Lecture Series,
    Global Awareness Lecture
    Becker Seminars Legacy Leadership Series Campus Involvement
    Minimum Cumulative
    3.50 3.50 3.50 3.00
    Graduation HSP Notation on Diploma &
    HSP Medallion
    CHP Notation on Diploma &
    CHP Medallion
    Minor in Leadership Studies
    (Honors Track) & Honors
    Certificate of Completion &
    Notation on transcript
    Privileges Early Registration, Honors Advising, Advanced Library Benefits, Access to Honors Facilities, Exclusive Honors